Welcome to Hitchin Films Twice A Month!

Films start at 8pm.

Tickets (£6) in advance.

Door and bar from 7.30pm

 

Venue: Queen Mother Theatre (QMT), Walsworth Road. 

We are part of the BFI Film Audience Network and members of Cinema For All

 

 

Please Note:

You must buy a ticket in advance from our online box office.  No tickets on the door.

 

The audience is asked to wear a mask during the film and seating capacity has been reduced.

 

Doors open 7.30pm

Films start at 8pm.

Autumn 2021

"Nomadland" and "The Father" probably need no introduction.  "Balloon" is a chinese/tibetan film  made in 2019 and we saw it at a preview 18 months ago and recommend it to you.  It's very accessible with a dry comic approach.  Give it a try.  Read more about it below.

 

September - 24 - "Nomadland" Buy Ticket

October - 1 - "Balloon" Buy Ticket

October - 22 - "The Father"  Buy Ticket

November - 19 - "Another Round" (15) Denmark

December - 3 - "Summer of Soul" (15) 

 

 

"Balloon"

It's set in 1980's Tibet.

 

Dargye and Drolkar’s youngest sons have blown up their parents’ condoms to use as balloons. Not only does this outrage their entire village, but more practically: they have no more condoms.

 

The shepherd couple already have three sons, and as China has recently introduced its one-child policy, they can’t have any more.....

 

Once China’s one-child policy was relaxed in 2015 – now permitting two children per family – space opened up for films examining the often profoundly traumatic consequences of this measure.

 

In Pema Tseden’s (Soul Searching, Tharlo, Jinpa) award winning Balloon, a family struggles against the conflicting dictates of nature, spirituality, politics and free will.

 

Tseden takes a drily comic approach to the subject here, captured in deceptively simple handheld footage full of implicit symbolism.

 

With its cool colour palette, attentive handheld camerawork, and painterly passages that seem to transpire somewhere between this world and the next. 

 

Balloon approaches weighty themes with thoughtfulness and wonder.  Well worth 102 minutes of your time.

 

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